Episode 068: CRASH! (Follow up to the “Set Up 2.6″ Episode)

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Cinelerra is back running – I found a working configuration. Now the GUI is stuck every time I set a edit marker….. I’ll look into Blender.

This show is answering some of the comments of Episode 066 and shows a little gem from the rectangular and elliptical selection tools.

Sorry, no TOC and other gadgets, because I have a new gadget as my Birthday present – a Samsung P2 MP4 player. :-)


00:18 Apologies for the delay
01:37 Answers to comments
04:31 – Adding and locking tool tabs
06:50 – Manual page for gimprc file
08:13 – Portable Gimp
09:24 – Instalation problems
11:20 – GEGL
14:10 Selection tool options
16:13 The End
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15 thoughts on “Episode 068: CRASH! (Follow up to the “Set Up 2.6″ Episode)

  1. Alles gute zum Geburtstag :-)

    Hope you geht your problems fixed. I myself waiting for a new computer either, it should be a lot faster than the old machine (R.I.P.).

    I tried the burn and dodge tool in relation to a layer in overlay mode and I think the BaD-Tool (nice shortcut) has in some cases an advantage. The picture I tried was a high building with the sky at the background. Using the burn-tool only on the highlights made a better result, because the building itself would not be effectes that much as the sky related to black colour on a overlay layer.

  2. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

    Concerning the manpage for gimprc on the Mac: “man gimprc” works just fine using the command line (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app).

  3. To access “gimrc” in windows: go to:

    C:Program FilesGIMP-2.0etcgimp2.0

    Right-click the file and choose open then choose notepad from the programs list. Its gonna look weird and like a run-on sentence.

    You can do this via command-prompt:

    Start>Run>type: cmd in the run box.

    type “cd C:Program FilesGIMP-2.0etcgimp2.0″ *no quotes*

    then type “edit gimprc”.

  4. Oops. That’s the wrong file, the gimprc is in:

    C:Documents and Settings\.gimp-2.6

    open it with notepad and add “(toolbox-wilber no)” anywhere before the

    “# end of gimprc” line

  5. @Tine: There are blendmodes dodge and burn and there is a tool dogde and burn. The tool works like a brush. There is another way, creating a similar effect like this tool. Just make a blank layer, set the mode in overlay and use the brush instead the dodge and burn tool and paint with white and black to make areas lighter or darker.

  6. Hi Rolf, and happy birthday!

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for your shows… I’ve been following them from nearly the beginning, and I always recommend MtG to newbies. I’ve learned a lot from you over the past year or so, and I wanted to take advantage of this auspicious occasion to express my gratitude.

    I work at a non-profit computer refurbisher in Oakland, California so I’m fortunate enough to get PAID to share my love of all things GIMP-y. Of course, a lot of my time is also spent stacking computers and monitors, but it’s always nice to finish a long Tuesday of tech support with a nice, relaxing episode of Meet the Gimp.

    What a birthday present… a crashed hard drive :/ But, you still managed to post an episode. Now that’s dedication! Thanks, man.

  7. Hi Rolf,

    Great Work – Please keep it going.

    I had some trouble installing Gimp 2.6.1 on Windows due to some DLL conflicts and just found a tool, which tells you which DLL is loaded. Everybody who is in doubt about what DLL’s are loaded can download the free tool “listdll” from http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/ListDlls.zip. Also for Windows I use the “GNU utilities for Win32″, which can be downloaded from: http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/. In there is a tool called type.exe (Unix folks will know that tool very well) which tells you which DLL (or program for that matter) will be loaded first. In my case I had a problem with the libxml2.dll so I just opend a command prompt and keyed type.exe libxml2.dll to find out which dll to investigate (remove or rename). To type “type.exe” incl. the extension is important since you do not want to engage the internal command of the windows shell (cmd.exe).
    Maybe that helps someone else as well.

    All the best from Bangkok and again congrats to the great work.

  8. A late Happy Birthday from Denmark.

    I like that the show answers the replies left from the viewers when matters are relevant to more than the specific questerner. Maybe this kind of response can be used from time to time when more qustions about the same issues appear.

  9. I’d like to comment on the remarks you made in this show about GEGL operations. Looking at the menu you brought up, I noticed that colour temperature was one of the options. That is quite useful. We haven’t had a way of adjusting that directly in GIMP before, I think, although you could download a plug-in if I remember right. I think that is pretty useful. So it looks as though the menu of GEGL operations doesn’t just duplicate things you could do in other ways.

    Best wishes


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